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Foreign News Report
The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) extracts and condenses the material that follows from Mexican and Central and South American on-line media sources on a daily basis. You are free to disseminate this information, but we request that you credit NAFBPO as being the provider.
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Mexican leader slams U.S. coordination in drug war
President Felipe Calderon has rejected accusations that a lack of coordination in Mexico is undermining his fight against drug cartels, saying the real culprit is the rivalry within U.S. intelligence agencies.
Cuarto Poder (Mexico) 2/22/2011
Mexican economy grew by 5.5%
(Mexico, DF) The country’s economy, measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) registered an annual growth of 5.5 percent during 2010, said the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).
This was a result of growth in the three main groups of activities that comprise it, the High Activity GDP showed a rise of 6.1 per cent, of the Elementary advanced 5.7 percent and that of the Tertiary increased 5.0 percent 2009. In seasonally adjusted terms, GDP grew 1.26 percent during the fourth quarter of 2010 over the previous quarter and annual comparison increased 4.6 percent from the same quarter of 2009. Based on preliminary figures from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, the GDP of the primary activities, which include agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and hunting, was 9.9 percent in real terms and annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2010. This reflects the increased production of grain corn, mango, sugarcane, sorghum, tomato, corn silage, barley, beans, oranges, beans, onions, sorghum, avocado, wheat, beans and tomato , among others. Meanwhile, secondary activities, comprising mining, electricity, water and gas supply pipeline to the final consumer, construction, and manufacturing, rose by 4.7 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, compared to the same quarter 2009.
El Universal (Mexico) 2/22/2011
Mexico creating national data center of police officers
(Mexico City) The National Information Center (CNI), a part of the National Public Security System, is collecting DNA and voice samples from Mexico’s 620,000 police officers. The head of the center explained that fingerprints, photos, DNA and other biometric data will be collected from both public and private security officers. He said that by having the information it will make it easier to verify legitimacy of officers. The technology is coming from the
US-supported Merida Initiative. (Note: this will also make it easier to prosecute corrupt cops that commit crimes, such as serving as hit men for a cartel and that leave forensic evidence behind.)
El Heraldo de Chihuahua (Mexico) 2/22/2011
Shooting at exclusive hotel leaves one dead
(Chihuahua, Chihuahua) A shootout near the exclusive Ramada Encore Hotel has left one person dead, and a massive mobilization of Federal Police across all of the northern part of this state capital. The shootout was apparently between two rival cartels.
Ecuador: Received $1 million payment from China for crude oil (La
Honduras: Slain pastor killed by MS Mara gang; residents demand
action. (La Prensa-Honduras 2/22/2011)
Morelos: Fireworks manufacturing explosion; 2 dead. (OEM-Mexico 2/11/1011)
Blog del Narco: http://www.blogdelnarco.com
Acapulco: Four more killed; 3 young people kidnapped. PHOTO
Veracruz: Federal Police Captain kidnapped, killed.
Mexico State: Two of ‘La Barbie’s’ traffickers caught.
Cosala, Sinaloa: Town Judge ambushed & killed, wife unharmed.
Mazatlan, Sinaloa: Decapitated man left outside restaurant, along
with dead pig; same restaurant where 2 killed Sunday.
Naucalpan (near Mexico City): Two beheaded bodies dumped; narco message left by ‘Hand with Eyes’; also left body on 2/10 in same area.
Road Pileup Leaves at Least 14 Dead, 106 injured in El Salvador
Mexican Chihuahua State Seeks Ban of Violent Video Game ‘Call of Juarez: The Cartel’
http://tinyurl.com/4ke2dvg and http://tinyurl.com/4dyla4f
Police in Ecuador Rescue Kidnapped Foreign Tourists
Hezbollah Recruitment Ring Busted Outside Tijuana
Grisly discovery made at home of the ‘Stew-maker’ in Tijuana
Domestic News – United States
Napolitano honors slain agent at packed funeral
America’s Third War: Agent Brian Terry, A Policy of Silence?
Family Probes Border Agent’s Death
Under the category “Not a Good Idea”:
Mexico is Still a Hot Spring Break Destination, Despite Violence
Smuggler tunnels probe for U.S. border weakness-Arizona
Bingaman opposes House budget because of border security cuts
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